Windows C++ Exception Handling

Good post on how to see the stack when an exception is thrown on Windows at


Update on Windows XP Install over Windows Server 2003

I wrote about most of the issues I encountered with installing Windows XP on a machine that previously had Windows Server 2003 on it (as part of Windows Small Business Server) in the previous post.  But there was one more wrinkle I thought I would call out since others may run into this. The XP…


REGISTRY_ERROR blue screen error while installing Windows XP

I have an old Dell Dimension 2350 sitting around and when I learned that the head of our kids’ school, West Sound Academy, didn’t have a computer at home, I offered to give her this one.  She was thrilled.  I had used the computer as an experimental box – the latest thing I had on…